Local miners turning pink for breast cancer research

Turning a dragline pink and adding some additional cosmetic touches has raised  $20,000 for the  McGrath Foundation.

Yancoal Australia’s Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) operation is digging deep and going pink for breast cancer awareness, with a new bright pink dragline bucket set to swing across site shortly.

The team at MTW have donated $20,000 towards placing McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and increasing cancer awareness across the Hunter Valley.

“This is an important cause and a great opportunity for our teams to get involved and help make a genuine contribution to the Singleton area,” said MTW General Manager Jason McCallum.

“Our people are really pleased to be supporting the McGrath Foundation and demonstrating our support with a touch of pink paint.

“Sadly, we all know someone whether it be a friend or family member who has been affected by breast cancer.”

The newly painted hot pink dragline bucket also features lipstick, big eyes and long eyelashes, making it hard to miss across the open cut site.

“We are confident the pink bucket will definitely stand out across the operation and help bring some much needed awareness to this important issue among our people and in the local community,” he said.

McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse Helen Moore with MTW Mining Manager Glenn Meyn and Yancoal employees join together to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the McGrath Foundation with the unveiling of a newly painted pink dragline bucket and a $20,000 donation.

McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse Helen Moore with MTW Mining Manager Glenn Meyn and Yancoal employees join together to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the McGrath Foundation with the unveiling of a newly painted pink dragline bucket and a $20,000 donation.